Saturday, May 23, 2020

May 23. a very ugly tomorrow

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?serving of kings and emperors.
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/22/donald-trump-churches-mosques-synagogues-reopen

This is pure politics. It's a play for the evangelicals, many of whom have been ignoring the law and are cramming their churches anyway. Of course. Their concept of religion focusses on one thing - getting themselves into heaven while the rest of us roast in hell. In their viewew, the only point of religion is getting into heaven and to hell with the rest of us.

Does Trump go to any church at all? (very rarely. But he is, litterally their God.
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One boring night, I watched a film on TV. It was a western movie, largely set in a tavern where cowboys stood and sat around, all wearing two guns,  and occasionally shooting into the roof or into each other.

It was a perfect symbol of all the myths of U.S. history.

Cowboys did not run around with two guns shooting each other up. And they most certainly were not allowed into taverns with guns. In fact, any cowboy going into a town had to turn his gun in at the sheriff's office. Those celebrated shoot-outs never happened. Indeed, it was far more dangerous to walk down a street in an eastern city like New York than in a western cowtown.

And unlike the movies image, a large minority of cowboys were black. Of course.  They were cheap labour. But you don't see many of them in those western movies and almost never in those gun-totin' scenes in taverns.

But our image of the west remains one of heavily armed cowboys and quick draws.

In the same way, our idea of much of the history of the U.S. and Canada is an illusion.

I'm a Canadian historian. I've read a good deal of our military history. It's heavy on the valour and the glory, much less so on what our wars have really been about. In the same way, much of the popular understanding of American history is bunk.

But Americans and Canadians (and many other nations) live in a bunk world of who we are and who we have been. For a start, the U.S. did not enter World War Two to help Britain. It enered to plunder the British Empire. The U.S. has murdered and plundered all over Latin America for 120 years. That was not glorious. It was murderous, as cruel as anything Hitler did, and it still goes on.

But we still make decisions on the basis of what we think we are and what we think we did.
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Trump's mental illness makes him a man of dangerous judgement.
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It is a part of Trump's mental illness that he makes judgements not on the basis of what is needed, but on the appeal of such judgements to his devoted followers.
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Climate change is happening. Oil is a major cause of this. The Canadian government has agreed with this. But it refuses to take action against an Alberta that has allowed itself to become the servant of oil even as it's oil resources are dying. Worse, the Canadian government has made the rest of us pay billions of dollars (to American billionaires) to keep it's outdated oil industry  to survive even as we watch it dying. (And, of course, those billlions go into the pockets of American billionaires.
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The President of Brazil is one of the world's most destructive and anti-democracy leaders. He's also a special buddy to wealthy Americans and Canadians - also, of course, to American and Canadian governments.
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Oh, incidentally, semitic is not a racial definition. A semite is any person that speaks a semitic language. That means arabs as well as Jews are semites.
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Get used to it.
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Canada will, as always since 1945, do what the U.S. tells it to do.
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Canada - the puppet. 


Would the Conservatives be more intelligent?  Get real.
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Despite all the myths, capitalism has never benefited the rest of us, just the very rich.
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Yes, the austere and concerned premier Ford who daily tells us on TV what he's doing in our virus crisis also, more quietly,  continues the great damage he has been doing to our environment.
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Henry Ford was a notorious hater of Jews, and a great admirer of Hitler. Years ago when the world and I were young, Jewish friends told me a joke about Ford.

Ford lived in a great mansion. One day, a Jew bought the land next door. He then built a mansion that was a perfect copy of Ford's. One day Ford said,"you've really hit the big time. Your place is just as nice as mine."

"Oh, no", said the Jew.."Mine is much nicer than yours"
 
"Nonsense, it's just like mine."

"Oh no",said the Jew. "mine is much better. I don't have a Jew living next door to me."

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Trump is in no way a Christian person. But a great deal of his followers are evangelical Christians. I know them well. Unlike the regular Christian churches (that are dying), evangelicals are thriving.

What is their appeal? For one, they specialize in preachers who convey happiness and joy at the prospect of dying. (They are much less interested in the teaching of Jesus because it was about life on earth - and that's Yuki-poo.) Their primary interest is in dying and going to heaven, there to stand on clouds among millions of other evangelicals to sing the praises of God for - oh forever - millions and millions of years doing nothing but praising God.

(You  will notice some pictures of them in which they are touching Trump's arms and shoulders. That is because they believe in him as either Jesus (or God) come to save ONLY them.)

Yes. These people are real nutbars.

I once attended many of their services. Cheerful sermons were a rule. Smiling congregations were a rule. Faked line-ups were common, pumping up the faithful (with eyes closed) to walk up to the altar. "Yes. Bless you madam. Come this way sir." Early in this,  there was no movement, just a congregation with it's eyes closed. But, eventually, some would line up to be blessed. And then they will all be allowed to open their eyes.)

It was all entertainment (the preacher crawling up the aisle with a sack on his shoulder - carrying his sins.) It was all cheery.

Yes. Evangelicals are nutbars, and Trump is a religious fraud. But they are a large part of the U.S population.

It is very possible that after the next election, whether a win or lose for Trump, that the nutbars will trigger serious violence in much of the U.S. - perhaps with the very active cooperation of groups like the gun lobby.

Alas! we also have nutbars in Canada.
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The U.S. is, by far, the world's biggest salesman of weapons to peace-loving allies like Saudi Arabia. And, even as Americans die in hunger and homelessness, the U.S. leades the world in it's production of weapons so it can  shoot millions who, in most of the world, can't shoot back. Why, it is quite possible that some will go to American shoulders to shoot American people.  This is a system heading for a crash.
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In a cutest way it is called free enterprise. That sounds nice -free and enterprise.
Iin a coarser way,  it is called capitalism. Those who benefit from it say that it's a system that creates prosperity.

In fact, though,  it's simply the old system of the Roman Empire. Yhr emporor dolled out rewards to his aristocrasy and with lots and lots just for the emperor. 

And the people of Rome?

They got nothing. In their desperation and hunger the people of Rome would select members of the moneyed class to gather pennies for errands for them.
And when when a member of this class died, he or she was simply dumped into a monster pit where thousaands of the dead turned into  a sort of gel.

The kings and queens of Europe were much the same. And, despite all it's foofaraw, capitalism is really much the same.

It makes us rich? No. In recent months. American capitalists  have pocketed some 360 billions of dollars even as millions of us peasantry struggle to survive on low salaries or no salaries at all. In the U.S., capitalist have deprived most people of the ability to get medical care.

As well, Canadian and American capitalists, in the guise of patriotism, use their "Roman mob" to fight and die to make capitalists richer. (The rest us peasantry of course have to pay the cost of those wars because the super rich pay little to no taxes.)

Free enterprise or capitalism, call it what you will, has been the world's most destructive force for thousands of years. And it never benefits us because that's not what it's designed to do.

In the western world, this situation could well create massive suffering and violence. (In rhe U.S., it may be more likely to take the form of severe violence, varying in different parts of the country. (Americans are suffering now. But it could soon be very violent in a nation that has no general or united sense of direction. Nor will it be useful violence since it will give status to the most violent and destructive - the gun nuts, the racists, and, yes, the evangelicals.

And the only possible sources of government are two political parties, both of them owned by the very rich - under a president who is very dangerously mentally ill with an opponent to him who is corrupt and stupid.

We  could be in for very dangerous times.




















Thursday, May 21, 2020

May 21: The meaning of evil.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/20/climate-change-turning-parts-antarctica-green-say-scientists-algae

Not to worry. Our oil barons who are real rich and smart say it's good for us.
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/19/no-argue-noam-chomsky-roger-waters-monia-mazigh-and-100-others-canada-does-not?utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

This is the point I was making in my last blog. The U.S. is the major Nazi state of our time. In that it is the successor to the evils of the British Empire. And Canada now obeys the murderous U.S. as it once obeyed the murderous British Empire.

And running through all of this is the murderous world of Capitalism.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/20/climate-change-turning-parts-antarctica-green-say-scientists-algae

Not to worry. All our clever billionaires know we can continue to plunder this planet as long as we like.
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 The end of this could be far worse than what it now is. The U.S. is profoundly divided with consequences that could be very severe indeed. Added to that is that America's capitalists can see the end of their world leadership coming soon. And that will lead them to a desperate surge of world violence - like a nuclear war.
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This is very saddening. I taught in Hong Kong for two summers. It had a lot wrong with it - most of the wrong was carried out by it's  British rulers. When the British left Hong Kong but gave Hong Kong  a good deal of independence,  that looked good. Alas, China couldn't leave good things alone.

So Hong Kong is now a part of China. It is a part of China with no freedom at all. That was quite unnecessarily brutal and perhaps even as dreadful as British rule. I often think, sadly, of the students I  taught there.
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I haven't noticed any reaction to this in Canada's newspapers. In this, and like Trudeau, Canadian newspapers kiss the U.S. ass.
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I include the next item only because it is so silly it reminds me of the newspapers I read on a visit to Texas. Banning guns makes sense because it is not possible to have a system in which only "trained and responsible" people would buy guns. Nor do we have any system to ensure only "trained and responsible" people would be able to buy guns. For that matter, in my gun nut years I knew many other gun nuts who were responsible on the range - but damn fools away from it. (And sometime I was one of them.)

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Karl Nerenberg was, for many years, an  oustanding reporter for CBC - perhaps the best.
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But the American government won't reduce defence spending because defence spending is highly profitable for American billionaires who can sell it to, say,
Saudi Arabia to murder children in Yemen. There's money in killing.
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Big money has a big influence in most universities. I learned  that in my years of teaching in them. The lesson came home to me when I was summoned to a meeting of the Board of Governors. (These are boards of people from outside the universities - typically, people from the world of business, and almost always dominated by some very, very wealthy people.)

They wanted me to become the president of  the university. When I went to the meeting of the board, I was overwhelmed by a squadron of lawyers with wonderful promises of how much money I'd make. It was exciting. But....yeah....

It was obvious that the real power was to be in the hands of the governors - none of whom had any training in education. I would be just a front. (Too bad. I could have used that money.)

So they dropped me and hired a more agreeable person. Not surprisingly, the new president hugely expanded and enhanced the School of Business Studies. What that university needed is what most universities need - training in how to teach. Think of it - all those thousands and thousands of professors who have no teacher training whatever. Well, except for the small number who are professors of education.
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The Heart of the Mayan World is a film that is both charming and dismaying.
(You can get it on Netflix.) I strongly advise you take a look at it if you want to understand how the leading western powers have been wretched and as evil as Hitler over the last several hundred years. No - the film doesn't show this. So here's what you need to get a whole meaning out of it.

In the 1950s into the 1980s and beyond, the U.S. (represented at first by George Bush Sr.) hired an international army of thugs to invade and murder at least 200,000 in Guatemala. This was and is "The Heart of the Mayan World".  In the film, it is a beautiful, historic and very Christian land.

So it was.

And the Christians were the targets of GeorgeBush's killers. They made a specialty of killing priests, nuns (lots and lots of nuns) and missionaries. (One of those missionaries was a Canadian whose body, years later, was buried near his home in New Brunswick.) This story of a deliberate mass murder of Christians was NEVER reported by any American or Canadian news medium though the war lastrf for many years. The only report of it I have ever found is a film by National Film Board of Canada.


This is what the U.S. (stand up, stand up for Jesus) has been doing all over Latin American for 120 years. (With Canada helping out in Haiti while our press goes clap, clap.)

The Nazis are still with us. And we are them. And for centuries, Britain, France, Spain, The Netherlands, and the U.S. have been even worse than Hitler all over the world.
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Figures for Canada would not be much different.

In many, many years and wars and many, many millions of deaths and slavery and massive poverty, we haven't learned. Capitalism is one hell of a destructive force.
It has not served most of us for centuries - and it never will.

Though our news media don't have much to say about it, Canada's Liberals and Conservatives - and America's Republicans and the majority of its Democrats are servants of the super rich. They still are even as millions now live in poverty.
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Christian churches all over the world have ALWAYS supported our Hitlers and Empires and American mass slaughters.

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Ontario's Ted Ford premier has grabbed a lot of TV time with regular appearances to discuss our crisis. But it's important to remember that he was and still is a big name in destroying the province's enviroment. He's also a big, big friend of the very rich.

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In 1945, we has to remake the world into one of friendship and helpfulness. Instead, we made it a world of hatreds. The hatreds. lately were encouraged particularly by the U.S. to satisfy it's unsatisfiable super rich. And they were products of Europe's most greedy and murderous. They were and are the people we call 'capitalists'. In the U.S., these are the people who have, just in recent months, actually raised their income by 343 billion dollars evem as millions of American drop into poverty.

That has been the pattern, even before capitalism, for almost every society I have ever heard of. We have always sent off millions to die or to live in deep poverty.
And we have very little time to change that now.

(As I write this, I think of Raoul Leger who was ignored by most Canadian and all American news outlets. even in New Brunswick where he now lies in his grave. 
The New Brunswick news media have never mentioned him. Of course not. The newspapers of New Brunswick - and the people of New Brunswick - are owned by the Irvings, and the Irvings, in their massive greed and arrogance,  own the people of New Brunswick.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

May 19: Evil

Sorry for my absences. I've had computer problems which - I hope - are solved.
In the break time, I thought I should write just this one blog edition, one with no look at the news, but with a look at the reality this world has never faced.
(And I'm afraid many readers will not like this.)

Our illusion? We are good. Other countries are evil. Think of all the wars you have read about. Have Britain or the U.S. ever been criticized in our news media? In fact, we should be reading about how Canadians are selling weapons to kill chldren and babies in Yemen. (Yes. They are.)

In every war I have ever read of, we were good in our news media. The enemy was always evil. Hitler, therefore, was evil.
We make our judgements based on the notion that we are good and our enemies are evil.

And that's why we are constantly misled by our news media. Yes. The Hitler of 1939 was evil. But even that was pretty tame stuff compared to our evil. Yes. We are the Naziis of our time - and we always have been. In fact, we have been worse than Hitler. But that's not the news we get.

The British Empire murdered over 400 million people. Hitler came nowhere close to that. The mass murder was for the  benefit of the British upper class who murdered, tortured, starved, enslaved countries like  India and China. It was a scale of slaughter that we forget. That's what the Boer War was about as Britain slaughtered Dutch settlers and Black Africans so that British billionaires could plunder the South Africa gold mines.

Britain invited Canada to join.  Why? Canadians had nothing to gain in this. But, for that matter, most British had nothing to gain, either. But the British won us with babble about "serving the King".... And so Canadians died to fight a war that had nothing to do with Canada. Why did the British ask them?

That was because it knew World War One was coming. And Britain wanted Canadian volunteers to continue their "God bless the king" idiocy in that war.

There was nothing noble about it. That's how we set ourselves up to fight two wars that had nothing to do with us.

Does that behaviour tell you nothing about how much the British government of the period fooled Canadians into dying for a king? And the Canadian government and Canada's upper class knew what this was really about. But they
cheered for the King as they sent others to die.

In 1904, Canada asked Britain to help it with the U.S. threat to Canada. Britain told Canada to get lost. The wealthy exist only to better themselves.

Was the Hitler of the 1930s evil? You bet. But we kept up with his evil. Hitler was our buddy or,  at least, the buddy of our wealthy. When Hitler began his mass murder of Jews, our government knew about it. And they didn't give a damn. Jews who escaped Hitler, even into the war years, were refused by Britain, the  U.S. and Canada and sent back to certain death. That even included children.
Late in the war, when the death camps became news, our leaders got all indignant. And that was bullshit. They had known about this all the time.

As for the creation of Israel? That had nothing to do with sympathy for Jews. It was a way for Britain, the U.S., and Canada to get rid of them including many of their own Jews. And they didn't even think about the Gypsy death camps. Who cared?

Our behaviour in World War Two was little different from that of Hitler.  (World War Two,  by the way, was not fought by us because Hitler was evil. It was fought to please our English masters. The English went to war
because Germany was an economic threat to it. Hitler had rebuilt the German economy to challenge the British. That is what Churchill could not tolerate. A high level aristocrat, Churchill was a servant of high level aristocrats. He couldn't have cared less about the needs of the British people. And he had his own, long history of mass murder and plunder, especially in India where he happily killed millions and then millions more by starvation. Ditto in the middle east.

Churchill had spent his life as a killer for the very rich.

And we Canadians? We believed in the crap our news media told us, and thousands of Canadians died because of that.

No. World War Two was not because Hitler was evil. It was because people like Churchill were evil too. Indeed, the British people knew this. That's why, shortly before the end of the war, they kicked Churchill out in an election. They knew they would never get anything out of him. Medicare, for example, came AFTER dumping Churchill.

Oh! The U.S. Notice how long it took for it to enter the war. When it did enter, It was not because Hitler was evil - and it certainly was not because the U.S cared about Jews or Europeans. It was because it wanted to get control of the British oil fields in the middle east, and to get control of British holdings, like China, in the Far East.

But none of the above made it into our news media. It's important to understand this because it tells us, or should tell us,  that most of our wars are fought to make billionaires richer. Forget all that bilge about democracy and good guys and bad guys.

It's important to know this because, for example, World Wars one and two were both fought to benefit the super wealthy. No other reason. And that's why almost all wars throughout history have been fought. That's why we Christians volunteer to commit murder.

Who are the Hitlers of our time? Well, the biggest  (but fading) are American super wealthy. The rest of us? Well, like the Germans of the two world wars, we believe the nonsense we are told. In effect, we become Naziis.

You cannot learn anything if you simply believe the utter crap that most of our news media and our leading politicians spill. Then. we become the horrors that so many of our politicians and billionaires want us to be. We become the Naziis who cheered Hitler. Somehow, we have to learn to understand that our wealthy and their political friends are quite eager for us to believe their vicious lies.

A new wrinkle was added late in World War Two. The allied powers bombed the German city of Dresden. That was odd. Dresden was not a leading target in the war. Most of it's people were, by far, civilians - men, women, and children.

So why did we bomb them?

Because they were men, women and children. This added a powerful terror to the war. It also became a major weapon for the U.S. to the present day. The U.S. has made it a point to bomb civilians, men, women and children, in all it's wars - North Korea, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Yemen - and Canadian business has joined in the fun. Poison chemicals are used freely, and there have been lots of pictures of children, screaming and covered in flames, pictures of babies blown to pieces, of civilians far outnumbering the military as targets. For the U.S.,  that's been common in Yemen, Venezuela, Iran. It's also been murdering Cubans of all ages for 70 years.

Onward, Christian soldiers?

Americans are the leaders in indiscrimate killing and/or starving millions of innocent people - babies, elderly, women, men all over the world. I'm not at all sure the world has ever seen anything as savage as this in history. And Canada takes part by kissing American asses. Latin America is many examples of this.

Then, as a final touch, we got nuclear bombs that obliterate men, women and children in whole cities. And Trump is openly threatening just such a war on China - a war that would almost certainly include Russia.

The United States of today is probably the most evil and destructive power in history.  And we Canadians (and the British) have happily joined with the Americans.

So who is evil? We are. We are part of what looks like the destruction and evil of the whole world. We are the Hitler lovers of our time. We are the Naziis.
Until we realize that, we have no hope for survival. But until we understand our mistakes, we will continue to be just like those Germans who worshipped Hitler.

We are evil. We have to understand that. We have created a monied class that is as evil as anything Hitler designed.

We should have developed something to control this in 1945. But we didn't. Instead, our billionaires created a more evil and destructive world, one that runs out of control.

Until we understand all this, we will not understand how evil it all is. And time is very short.

Who is evil in the world? We are. And we are letting our leaders make us even more evil.








Wednesday, May 13, 2020

May 12: Not a good day.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/oct/12/phone-misery-children-congo-cobalt-mines-drc

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/dec/16/apple-and-google-named-in-us-lawsuit-over-congolese-child-cobalt-mining-deaths

https://www.worldvision.ca/about-us/media-centre/canadas-child-labour-problem

And no, it's not just China that does it. It's done by our most highly respected capitalists in the western world with U.S.capitalists currently the leaders. One of the most brutal of such countries was Britain until well into the twentieth century. The British Empire of course exploited hundreds of millions of children as colonial labour at starvation wages and death by accidents - and did it until is was kicked out in World War 2.

We did the same to young workers in Britain, the U.S. and Canada into the twentieth century, . British children were sent down chimneys to clean them. In Ontario in the late nineteenth century, a boy working on a dangerous piece of machinery lost an arm when the machinery went wrong. He was fired instantly, and put out of the factory to get home, somehow, on his own.

Most of our news media rarely bothered with reporting all this. Of course not. The owners of all our major news media have been of the same social class - and frequently have been the same people - as the employers of the poor.
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https://www.alternet.org/2016/06/there-huge-education-gap-between-poor-students-and-their-wealthier-peers-what-needs-be-done/
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Haaretz (Israel) is one of this world's better newspapers. And it's far more critical of Israeli leadership than most papers in the western world.  Here's a sampling.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwHNMVzxJmBlZWNtvbvRGndSJvc

Unlike most Christians, and unlike many North American Jews, Haaretz actually knows what Judaism is about.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/11/trump-us-latest-coronavirus-reporters

The U.S. has a president who practices racism and and sexism. He practices hatred as if that were really a policy. He has the support of very large numbers of Christians who have a bizarre notion of what Christianity is about. He has an opposition party which, like his own, is really a servant of the very rich. Politically, there is no hope for the U.S.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/12/uk-takes-a-pasting-from-worlds-press-over-coronavirus
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/12/us-fossil-fuel-companies-coronavirus-bailout-oil-coal-fracking-giants-bond-scheme

Growing numbers of Americans are sleeping in the streets and/or going hungry.
But fossil fuel billionaires get enormous gifts so they can go on killing.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/12/trump-taxes-supreme-court-hearing-absolute-power
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https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2020/05/pandemic-restrictions-ease-canada-should-replace-its
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https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2020/05/coronavirus-has-us-physicians-eyeing-politics-will-covid-19-and
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https://rabble.ca/columnists/2020/05/andrew-scheers-party-and-ugliest-amendment-ever-moved
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Canada - The puppet of U.S. billionaires.... (and Canadian ones.)

https://rabble.ca/columnists/2020/05/ignoring-plea-un-justin-trudeau-refuses-lift-sanctions-poor-nations-during
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https://rabble.ca/columnists/2020/05/ignoring-plea-un-justin-trudeau-refuses-lift-sanctions-poor-nations-during
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/12/pandemic-rattles-global-food-system-report-deems-mass-malnutrition-worlds-top-killer

We've been starving people to death for centuries - and that's especially true of the years starting with Columbus and then the British Empire and now it's love-child, the U.S.
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/12/pandemic-rattles-global-food-system-report-deems-mass-malnutrition-worlds-top-killer
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/12/disaster-capitalism-its-worst-report-details-big-oils-efforts-cash-coronavirus

And Trudeau, too,  is kissing Canada's oil bums.
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https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/05/11/end-us-empire-covid-19-exposes-once-great-superpower-epic-failure

The U.S. has been in relative decline for almost thirty years. Today, it cannot fight a conventional war against, say, Russia and China. Any war, as a desperate last throw would now have to nuclear.

Such a war would kill hundreds of millions, possibly a billion or more. And, by the nature of such a war the heaviest casualties by far would be civilians and children. (But that's okay. For many years now - in fact, going all the way back to George Washington and the Indian wars, American soldiers have been getting medals for killing civilians and children.. That's not sarcasm. That's reality.)

And voting for Democrats won't help. Democrats, like Republicans, are owned by the same billionaires, and have the same policies.
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https://consortiumnews.com/2020/05/12/get-ready-for-next-game-changer-the-digital-yuan/
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https://countercurrents.org/2020/05/the-betrayal-of-the-american-soldier
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/11/amid-the-coronavirus-pandemic-americas-billionaires-thrive-and-prosper/

And it's not much different for Canada's billionaires. Of course, they too own two political parties - the Liberals and the Conservatives.
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https://thetyee.ca/News/2020/05/11/The-Oil-Sands-Are-Done/
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When I was fifteen, I read Winston Churchill's history of Britain. It was a magnificent read. He was a great writer.

But, as I would later discover, he was not a great man.

He was born into the British aristocracy and it's  values. That meant he had utter contempt for the rest of the world, including the mass of the British people. Everything he did was to benefit the upper class. And in war? He was a very happy killer and abuser of civilians all over the British Empire.

But, to this day, he maintains a high standing in the minds of most people.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/winston-churchill-fought-his-class-never-ours/5712482
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/reinventing-history-us-specialty/5712459
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Betcha didn't learn this next bit in your school history courses.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/victory-europe-day-american-corporations-aided-nazi-germany/5712411
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/cuba-nominated-nobel-peace-prize-fight-against-covid-19/5712594

Think this would have happened if the U.S. had killed Castro and kept control of Cuba?
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I'm ending this blot for teocay because I'm running late as a result of computer problems. But there are a couple of more points we should be thinking about.

One concerns a news story in a paper called Financial Post. It's one of Canada's leading dailies.And it recently had a story headed      "Industry Welcomes Aid for Hard- Hit Large Firms."

The Canadian government has been giving them billions of dollars -  gifts from all of us to corporations (including oil) owned by billionaires who haven't paid income tax - or most other taxes     - for years. In addition to the legal savings they get, they also, almost certainly illegally, hide billions of dollars in secret bank accounts. Meanwhile, many, many millions of Canadians, Americans, British...face  years of poverty and hunger.

Common sense should tell us we cannot survive this form of capitalism.

But The Financial Post doesn't mention any of that. Oh, those 'hard-hit large firms"...that's the whole story. Bless their little hearts. And that's a typical reaction to express how happy we all feel that billionaires will get more help from----the rest of us.

And that's typical of our news media. The billionaires who walk off with our money don't get criticized by most of our news media.  Of course not. The billionaires own most of our news media.
And that sort of propaganda is typical of their idea of news. Most of us don't get news  - just propaganda.

And the millions of children who are going hungry? Who gives a damn?

And there's an important footnote to this. These same billionaires also own the Democrats and Republicans in the U.S., and the Liberals and Conservatives in Canada. That's why Prime Minister Trudeau is so concerned about their welfare.  That's why the Conservative government slobbers all over the super rich.

The governments of the U.S., Canada, Britain and others have for years been the servants of the rich.
And the future?

Unless we get a real democracy, there is no future.
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knows what Judaism is about.
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Saturday, May 9, 2020

May 9: Worse, worse, worse....

As I wrote the blog for May 7, I felt a profound sadness, like an illness, over the news.

With a leadership that is the servant of the super-rich and super-greedy, the U.S.- and the world - are being dragged into the worst war in history. Quite possibly, it will be the final one.

Wars even now are the bloodiest and most horrible this world has known. And that's a lesson we'll learn when the final step is taken to nuclear war.

Will there be a nuclear war? It is very, very likely. The U.S. cannot win a major conventional war.  (This is a country that got creamed in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan. The only way it can win a major war (maybe) is with nuclear weapons - thousands of them - and with thousands coming back from the other side.)

The U.S. is now openly making the threat of exactly that war, primarily aimed at Russia and China. And it has to happen soon because the U.S. seems to be in serious decline.

Who wants this war? It's wanted largely by American capitalists.  (For some centuries now just about all wars have been wanted by  the super rich. In fact, wars have always been wanted by the super rich even before they were capitalists.)

This is no secret. Even World War Two was essentially a war of the rich against the rich. (No. We did not fight that war because Germans and Japanese were evil.  We fought them because our capitalists were evil, too. Nor did we fight it to save the Jews. In fact, we were as anti-semitic as Germans were.) All the wars since then and before have been wars of greed. What did you think Afghanistan was about? Despite the news reports, it had nothing to do with 9/11. It had to do with the greed of American capitalists for Afghanistan resources.

Why did the U.S. invade Vietnam? Most of Latin America? Why do you think it now wants war with Venezuela? With Iran? Hint - American oil barons want to own their oil. (And our news media, as usual, report such wars as being because those countries were evil. Hell, there is no country in the world today as evil as the U.S. It is the illegitimate child of the old British Empire that was as bad as  the American empire now is.

Now Trump wants a war with China - based on the very unlikely theory that China deliberately created the current pandemic. The real reason, of course, is because U.S. capitalists (the American people less so) want to rule the world.

Of course, every country has a reason for going to war, a reason that justifies the war. That reason is usually because the other country is "evil". That's been the 'reason' for two thousand years and more. Then, in 1945 with the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, some leaders saw the writing on the wall. They led in the formation of the UN to end wars.

But the U.S. destroyed that with the Korean War. I pass over the American butchery (using international thugs)  of men, women, children, clergy, nuns in Guatemala which happened at the same time as Korea but has never made our news. The Korean War was not to defend the south. In fact, the south was governed by a dictator with a gang of ministers who had been allies of the Japanese just a few years earlier.

The purpose of the Korean War was to establish a base to invade China so that American    capitalists could plunder it as the British ones had.

And that is still the dream of American capitalists. Would this benefit most Americans? No. This sort of plundering has been going on for over a century by American corporations with the American people getting nothing out of it.

Capitalism has been around a long time. In that time it has murdered uncountable millions. If we are to have any hope for a future, we have to act now to break  the stranglehold of the very rich. This was what went through my mind as I wrote about the founding of the UN.

In the 1940s, we had to fight capitalism and war. We didn't. Indeed, we embraced both.

If we are to have any chance for survival, we have to stop war...NOW!

We have monster problems. The environment is one. I know the premier of Alberta tells us that oil is perfectly safe. However, thousands of scientists all over the world, people at least as intelligent as your avrage Alberta premier, think differently.

The premier  of Ontario, a very late convert to most environmental problems, still passes legislation that is destroying our environmental survivability.

An American president of crashing stupidity still and daily does terrible damage to this planet. (In fact, that has been true of just about every president of the U.S. That country has a centuries long history of near non-stop war.)

We cannot any more fight wars. We cannot continue to play billionaire games with our environment. But the corruption of our nations is running wild. I don't know what's worse, whether it's capitalists or our own stupidity. But we can't afford it. Indeed, it may alreay be too late.

If we are to survive - if it is still possible to survive - we need to act now. We need to see Conservatives, Liberals, Democrats, Republicans as the miserable and corrupt parties they are - exactly like the British conservatives who spawned them.

Take a good look. We don't have much time to look
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/petergreene/2020/05/08/why-bill-gates-is-not-the-man-to-reimagine-new-york-education/#2a25cb7479cc

Bill Gates is the world's richest man. He has just announced he will redesign the whole New York school system to make it a system of privately owned
 schools. So much for public education.

In fact, Bill Gates has no training in education at all. But he does have years of experience in setting up school systems that don't work.

So what did the government of New York do? He immediately set up a government department to work with Gates on privatizing the school system. Of course. In the U.S. you  don't need brains (look at Trump). All you need is to be very rich.

And a great many children are going to suffer from this.

(I was a grade school teacher for six years. I also spent some time studying private schools. I  know they aren't better - more snobbish,  but not better.) American billionaires want to control schools for profit as they now control medical care - and as they want to control everything. The record of that is not a good one. When the U.S. was formed it did not become a democracy. It became the agent of the rich and greedy.
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/09/trump-reopening-america-coronavirus
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/08/climate-change-global-heating-extreme-heat-humidity

God bless our oil industry. And let our governments give it even more billions of dollars.
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https://rabble.ca/columnists/2020/05/ignoring-plea-un-justin-trudeau-refuses-lift-sanctions-poor-nations-during

Canadian Liberals and Conservatives are puppets for the U.S. government. They were puppets for Britain. But as British power declined after 1945, they became U.S. puppets.
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https://rabble.ca/columnists/2020/05/after-covid-19-pandemic-older-generations-should-reflect-need-climate-action
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https://www.thenation.com/article/world/coronavirus-norway-lockdown/
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https://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/dyer-western-countries-not-china-caused-biggest-delay-in-covid-19-response/
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/08/house-democrats-call-inspector-general-investigate-improper-political-interference
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/08/what-rigged-economy-looks-says-sanders-stock-market-enjoys-best-month-33-years
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/08/fears-bolsonaros-threat-amazon-realized-new-data-shows-rainforest-destruction-55
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/09/us-blocks-un-global-ceasefire-resolution-objecting-indirect-reference-world-health
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An apology in advance...the following item is certainly true in it's attitude to The New York Times as an unreliable newspaper. Alas, the writing style of this item actually obscures the point it is trying to make.

https://countercurrents.org/2020/05/covid-19-and-the-new-york-times-as-ideological-gatekeeper
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/08/congress-sets-up-taxpayers-to-eat-454-billion-of-wall-streets-losses-where-is-the-outrage/
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/08/us-wants-release-of-two-special-forces-veterans-who-led-failed-coup-invasion-of-venezuela/

Of course. I'm sure that if a group of Venezuelans attacked Washington the U.S. would immediately hand them over to Venezuela.
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Have you seen much (or anything) of the Assange case in your local news  media?

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/08/assanges-us-extradition-threat-to-future-of-internet-and-democracy/
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https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2020/05/08/The-World-Is-A-Burning-Ring-of-Liars/
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https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2020/05/07/Pandemic-Emerging-Canada-US-Relations/

For most of Canadian history, this country's master was Britain. In 1945 that abruptly changed as Canada's master has been the U.S.  We now fight American wars as we once fought British wars - Korea, Afghanistan, Libya - we have troops near the Russian border and in Syria - we help to overthrow democratic governments, as in Haiti - Any government the U.S. dislikes in Latin America, such as Guatemala, Venezuela is Canada's enemy too. Any U.S. puppet, no matter how vicious and destructive (think Bolsonaro of Brazil) is our friend.

In the future, when the U.S. annexes Canada to get fuller control of the far north and make this a base for American missiles, the Canadian prime minister will roll over to get his belly rubbed. Oh, and Canada will privatize medical care.
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/trudeau-rolls-out-trumpian-covid-19-latin-america-policy/5712180
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There has been no publication by Information Clearing House for the last two days. I don't believe this has ever happened before. I shall try to get more information on this.
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https://truthout.org/articles/billionaires-are-social-distancing-in-super-yachts-as-tens-of-millions-lose-jobs/

I'm so happy for them.
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https://truthout.org/articles/mass-unemployment-amid-the-pandemic-is-an-indictment-of-capitalism/
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https://theintercept.com/2020/05/08/civilian-casualties-us-airstrikes-pentagon/

The U.S. has specialized in targeting civilians since 1944. It has long passed Hitler's record of the holocaust, even counting the massacre of gypsies at that time.

Have there been any Hitlers after the German one? Of course there have. Almost all American presidents have fit into that category going all the way back to Washington.

And overlapping that from before American mass murders was the stunning record of British mass murder in the days of empire. And one of those mass murderers of civilians was Winston Churchill.

Hitler was not something new or exceptional. Hitler was one of us humans. And we are even now preparing for the biggest mass slaughter in history.
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https://www.voltairenet.org/article209678.html

The nuclear war that the U.S. seems to want would probably kill more people than all the wars in history. Indeed, it is probable that a war turning loose so many thousands of nuclear missiles would cause horrible damage to the whole world.
Luckily, it would be a war created by Christians. So they would say a prayer first.
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Thursday, May 7, 2020

May 7: The worst - but with worse to come.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/07/i-made-millions-last-debt-crisis-rich-win-coronavirus-fair-tax

And here's an unusual source to understand our debt crisis. - and to warn us that it is going to get worse unless we get serious about taxing the very rich.
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Think much about Brazil and it's destruction of forests by America's good friend it's President? We may soon be thinking a good deal about it.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/07/promiscuous-treatment-of-nature-will-lead-to-more-pandemics-scientists
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/06/china-investigated-coronavirus-leak-dossier-inquiry-donald-trump

Trump's style of government has been very similar to Hitler's. Hitler used Jews, stirring up hatred of them for things they didn't do. Trump uses Chinese, Latin Americans and refugees in general.
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/06/trump-economy-reopen-us-experts-warning
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/12-gauge-shotguns-firearms-charter-challenge-1.5559402
Alas! I was once a gun nut. I occasionally carried one when I was 20 or so and had a job that required me, occasionally, to deal with some pretty dangerous street gangs. (common sense should have told me that pulling a gun on five or ten vicious guys who might also have guns would not be a good idea.)

My final shift to sanity occurred when I visited a store in Texas selling submachine guns, military rifles, anti-tank guns  ( really)...... People on the streets of that city openly wore guns.

Most recently, I was astonished when protestors armed with military rifles forced their way into a government building to demand the right to unlimited ownership of weapons. And dismayed when Trump declared that these people were good Americans....

With gun ownership in the U.S. now equal to total population and with the gun nuts enjoying the endorsement of the president, the U.S. is close to civil war.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/essential-worker-pay-boost-1.5559332

Very nice. It would be even nicer if the Liberals and the Conservatives charged taxes on people who make $2,500 in minutes. And even nicer if the Liberals and Conservatives would stop throwing billions of our taxes into the arms of the super rich.
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https://rabble.ca/news/2020/05/more-900-covid-19-cases-cargill-plant-governments-allow-it-reopen
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https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2020/05/maybe-its-time-ottawa-use-its-power-close-those-meatpacking
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https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/david-suzuki/2020/05/giving-nature-chance-improves-our-chances-well-being
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https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/iowa-reynolds-trump-coronavirus/
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https://www.thenation.com/article/economy/labor-department-workers-covid/
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https://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/dyer-covid-19-distracts-us-now-but-hey-more-global-heating-crises-will-come/

We are dealing with challenges that have to be met within less than a lifetime, sometimes much less.

well - more correctly, we should be dealing with them.

Instead of that, we are throwing billions of dollars at the huge corporations that are the cause of the challenges.
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https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1913316/donald-trump-and-the-yellow-peril
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/07/return-business-usual-means-climate-catastrophe-worlds-mayors-demand-transformative
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/07/just-straight-cronyism-top-trump-and-gop-donor-picked-lead-us-postal-service-time

Goodbye US Postal Service as, like medical care, it becomes a profit source for the super rich.
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/07/critics-charge-pentagon-still-undercounting-civilians-killed-us-military-overseas

Civilians have commonly been targets in war. That was very much pronounced in the British Empire, in the U.S. massacre of native peoples, in Churchill's bombing of civilians in the 1920s. The recent rise of it has much to do with the Allied bombing of Dresden in World War Two which targetted civilians Starting with North Korea after World War Two, civilians, including children, became the major targets for the U.S. Yes. Children down to babies are now standard targets.

God bless America.
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/06/new-alarming-research-shows-nearly-1-5-children-us-going-without-enough-food-amid

Well, of course. I mean - the first responsibility of an American president has almost always been to make sure the rich have lots of money.  First things first, I always say.
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https://consortiumnews.com/2020/05/07/covid-19-plan-by-cuomo-gates-that-seizes-on-pandemic-to-privatize-new-york-schools-raises-ire/

Yep. Privatize everything (at higher cost). I mean, the whole idea of having schools at all is to make the rich richer.
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This is the most disturbing analysis I have seen.

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2020/05/06/Boom-Pandemic-Crash-History-Repeat/
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https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2020/05/05/Disaster-Capitalism-Pandemic-Alberta/
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/mercenary-confesses-failed-plot-bring-president-maduro-us/5712098
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55135.htm

It is quite possible that the great loser of power in this situation may be the U.S.
In that case, American big business will want China knocked out ASAP - and that can be done only with a nuclear war. And that, of course, will embrace us all.
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55140.htm
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55141.htm
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55139.htm

I knew of this attack many years ago - and it amazes me how our news media have for so long kept this secret.
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55137.htm

Actually, it is hard for find any American president who has not been a killer. The U.S. began with presidents who murdered native peoples - especially women and children. Then, about 1900,  they slid into killing Latin Americans and Phillipinos. Indeed, for the last century and more, the US has been obsessed with killing.
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55136.htm
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https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2020/5/3/israeli-charged-with-stoning-palestinian-to-death-returns-home

What's wrong with the Jews of Israel is that they so much resemble Christians.
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https://www.timesofisrael.com/german-bishops-said-to-admit-complicity-in-nazi-actions-in-new-report/

In 2,000 years of Christianity, I cannot think of a single case of a significant number of Christians and their clergy taking a stand against their political masters. Through all the horrors of British Empire with its years of slavery and mass murder, Where were the British churches? Where were the American Christians when native peoples were being ground to death like meat in a grinder. And one might ask that question about more than a few incidents in Canadian history. Where were they when the wealthy of Britain reduced the mass of British people to child labour and early death?

Make no mistake. This is not a criticism of the Christian faith. It's a criticism of how Christian churches wimp out at expressing Christian principles.
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https://truthout.org/articles/the-fed-just-changed-its-own-rules-to-bail-out-the-fossil-fuel-industry/
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We don't need wars. We need nations that come together, that help each other.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

May 5:Why do poor countries pick on the U.S?.

As most people all over the world are crashing into poverty, the super-rich all over the world are piling the money up. Yes. They are. That's why we still get news of them getting handouts from our tax money. While most of the world is plunging into poverty, the rich are coining it. That is particularly noticeable in the U.S.

Why are they getting all that money? It's certainly not to make the rest of us rich.The U.S. is working hard at punishing Venezuela and Iran for having the impudence to operate their own oil companies on their own land. And the U.S. is doing that by pouring American tax money into attacks on those countries.  And the only people who benefit from that are American tax corporations - to hell with food for American children. To hell with food for American adults. To hell with decent schools. To tell with millions dying for lack of medical care. Pile up your money for the super rich.

We have long since given up all the values we said we were fighting for in World War Two. We now devote ourselves to starving our own people, We completely ignore the impoverished and the homeless to hand out favours to billionaires who want to starve us.

The U.S., since 1945, has fought uncounted (and illegal) wars to please the super rich. In that, it is the successor to the brutalities of the old British Empire which fought   wars to please the aristocracy while happily leaving most of the British people to live in filth and poverty. Millions on our side died from that. It also murdered over 400 million people all  over the world, and enslaved uncountable numbers.

(The Chinese hate the British. They have good reason to. They murdered, enlsaved hundreds of millions. While in Hong  Kong, I got to know some of the Brits who did  that. (One was  the number two British ruler of Hong Kong - alas, a relative of mine - who had nothing but contempt for the Chinese.)

The U.S. is simply a branch of British arrogance, brutality, and murder.)

In 1945, Britain and France and the U.S. made big noises about how they were going to create a new world of peace and caring.

To that, add bull --------also shit.

The only objective of U.S. governance has been to murder and steal just as the Britsh (and French and others did.)

Lucky for U.S. leaders they have a population as dumb as the British were.

We needed what the UN was supposed to be - a united world in terms of freedom, concern for all. mutual support, a world aimed at the general good.  Instead, we got the legacy of British and American mass murder and plunder.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/03/mike-pompeo-donald-trump-coronavirus-chinese-laboratory

Pompeo is playing a wildly irresponsible game. It's well known he has no evidence whatever that China manufactured the covid that is  plaguing all of us. But he is creating a fever that could turn on the most destructive war in history.
Trump, too, has played a bit of that game. And he, too, has no evidence, none whatever, to make such a suggestion.

Are the American people dumb enough to believe this?

Obvioulsy, they are. (They already believe the whole world is attacking them when it's largely the U.S. that's been  attacking the whole world for the last seventy years and more.) Indeed, the U.S. has been attacking and murdering other people for all of it's history.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/05/one-billion-people-will-live-in-insufferable-heat-within-50-years-study

This is one reason why Canadian and American super-rich are looking at the Arctic for a huge expansion of mining as it's climate changes. And that, of course, will also mean a destruction of both animal life and environment.

It will also mean pressure from the U.S.for minimal controls on the Arctic environment and    - quite likely, a   'sharing' with Canada of the Arctic.

And if Canada doesn't want to share? Well, that's what wars are for.
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/05/donald-trump-coronavirus-economic-recovery
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https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1733904963790

Well, it's a nice change.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-climate-change-crisis-opinion-1.5554971
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https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/kairos-witness/2020/05/large-scale-resource-extraction-exacerbates-threat-covid-19
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https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2020/05/albertas-statement-ottawas-gun-ban-illustrates-how-little-rule

Assault weapons aren't used to kill people? If not, what's the point of having them? If anyone needs a rifle for hunting or target shooting, there are far, far better (and usually cheaper) weapons for  those purposes.
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https://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/dyer-covid-19-distracts-us-now-but-hey-more-global-heating-crises-will-come/
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https://www.hilltimes.com/2020/05/04/trumps-yellow-peril-defence-masks-the-wests-delay-in-grappling-with-pandemic/246742
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/05/who-says-it-has-seen-zero-data-or-specific-evidence-support-white-house-claim-covid
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https://consortiumnews.com/2020/05/05/covid-19-israels-new-government-exploits-pandemic-to-annex-30-of-west-bank/
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/05/simply-unacceptable-progressives-condemn-apparent-mercenary-coup-attempt-venezuela

The U.S. commonly employs hired killers from all over the world. That's how it murdered over 200.000 Guatemalans in the war our news media have never bothered to report. Now, we have an illegal invasion that most western news media won't bother to report.

These killers were, of course, hired by the U.S. government - though it's pretending it knew nothing about it. It has done this many, many times. In fact, several such armies of hired thugs from all over the world are routinely used by the U.S.

They are hired killers because they like killing - soldiers, civilians, children.....
The U.S. record of killing is arguably worse than Hitler's record. Watch for an expansion of this -  soon. China is overtaking the U.S. as a super power, and Russia is a powerful foe.

For the U.S., it's now or never.

And watch for Canadians in the next one, just dying for America.
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https://consortiumnews.com/2020/05/05/five-things-revealed-by-democrats-rehabilitation-of-george-w-bush/

Americans think of themselves as the leading world power. Maybe it was briefly. But,  in fact, despite it's wealth, large armed forces and massive spending of them, it's record since 1945 has not been brilliant. It lost in Korea. It lost in Vietnam - a country that was no superpower. It lost, after 20 years of seeming superiority, in Afghanistan. After 75 years, the middle east is still a story of struggle.

It's victory in Iraq? In fact, that war is by no means ended. And Iraq is by no means a super power.

No. The U.S. record tells us that a major war today would, for the U.S., have to be a nuclear one.

Enjoy!
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https://countercurrents.org/2020/05/invasion-foiled-in-venezuela

The American Empire - like the British one and all the other empires of history - is a vicious, murderous and enslaving one.  Rule Brittania, God Bless America,
Deutchland, Deutchland Uber Alles...
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https://countercurrents.org/2020/05/hubris-chutzpah-and-the-united-states-covid-19-and-treading-the-thin-ice-of-american-individualism
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https://countercurrents.org/2020/04/global-pandemic-and-global-warming
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https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2020/05/05/Disaster-Capitalism-Pandemic-Alberta/
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https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2020/05/05/Trudeau-Pandemic-Indigenous-Rights-Approach/
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/america-super-rich-wealth-rise-282-billion-three-weeks-pandemic/5711665
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https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/05/05/opinion/have-americans-gone-crazy
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https://truthout.org/articles/the-fed-just-changed-its-own-rules-to-bail-out-the-fossil-fuel-industry/
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In the U.S. today, the super rich are actually making more money than they were before. It's being handed to them by the ton from the government - and it's not much different here in Canada.

Meanwhile, millions are starving. The very poor are dying in the streets. And billionaires are chuckling even as they hold their hands out for more.

Have you heard of any of the super rich who are starving? I haven't. One of the ugliest things about all this is the greed of the very rich even as they force everyone else into deeper poverty and horror.

And the American public has made things even more horrible by confining itself to just two parties, neither of which in the history of the U.S. has ever represented the American common people. And Canada has long been sucked into this.

The U.S. as a super-power is almost finished. It will, almost certainly, go out with a bang - nuclear war which is probably the only major war it can win - even as it destroys itself in the process.

After many centuries of vicious greed going back to the Romans and earlier, this will be the greediest and most destructive of all.

The super-wealthy have,  indeed, always been special.

And, even as this is happening, an equally vicious and destructive change is coming over us - climate change. I have never heard of the capitalists of any nation planning for this.

And Christianity? It ceased to exist a long time ago. Instead, it became the slobbering cheer leader for the richest and most evil people in our society. The murderous George Bush Sr., a devout church-goer, was the man who murdered over 200,000 Catholic priests, nuns, missionaries and church - goers in Guatemala to open the plundering of that country by American (church-going) capitalists.

Trump is probably the first American president to not even pretend to be a Christian - But his staunchest followers are the most eager of all Christians to embrace him. Talk about idiocy.......

I would love to write about Christians acting like Christians - but those do that must be doing it in secret.
























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